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Welcome boost for Clare animal welfare groups

A TOTAL of €18,500 has been allocated to animal welfare and rescue organisations in Clare by the Department of Agriculture. The lion’s share went to Burren Animal Rescue who secured €12,000. The Tubber-based organisation offers a sanctuary for animals and rehomes horses, donkeys and pigs. It also offers a ‘virtual adoption’ service, whereby an animal can remain at the sanctuary and have its costs covered by a sponsor. In the latest funding allocation, An Cat Dubh Sanctuary in Mullagh was awarded €4,500. The organisation caters primary for cats, but is also home to some feline-friendly dogs, donkeys and hens. It provides a rehoming service as well as Trap, Neuter and Return/Release (TNR) service for feral cats. Clare Animal Welfare, meanwhile, received €2,000. The Feakle-based organisation provides a rehoming service for dogs and promotes neutering and general education on the care of dogs. Nationally, a total of €3.2m was awarded to 101 organisations. Minister Charlie McConalogue paid to everyone involved in …

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Bruno seeks a new home

Sometimes good things come in big packages. That was the case when Bruno, a five year old Rottweiler Husky cross came into the care of Clare Animal Welfare. Having spent most of his life tied up on a chain, Bruno, who weighs in at a hefty 50 kilos was relinquished to a concerned neighbour by his owner who got in touch with Clare Animal Welfare (CAW). “Our first priority,” says Judy, one of CAW’s volunteers, “was to get Bruno checked over completely by our vets.” Bruno was found to be in remarkably great physical shape despite his tough first years. Neutering, microchipping and vaccinations were next for this gentle giant. Bruno’s next steps towards his new life were into foster care with Stiofan and his wife Christine who are veteran foster carers, for Galway SPCA, Madra and now with CAW. Stiofan says: “Bruno missed out on a crucial stage of socialisation because he had so little contact with people or …

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